Clean Energy Signs Multiple Fueling and Station Construction Agreements for
Heavy-duty Trucking, Transit and Refuse Fleets
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- May 6, 2014
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) today announced fueling and station
construction agreements with multiple fleets representative of Clean Energy’s
growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers. New station construction,
expanded use of existing stations as well as customized mobile fueling
solutions will be used to support fleets in the heavy-duty trucking, transit
and refuse market segments.
Clean Energy to Design and Engineer LNG Station to Fuel Deployment of Kroger’s
First 40 Heavy-duty LNG Trucks
*The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s largest grocery retailer, announced
plans to replace 40 diesel trucks based in Clackamas, Ore., with
cleaner-burning natural gas trucks
*This LNG truck fleet deployment will serve Kroger’s Fred Meyer and QFC
grocery chains in Oregon and Washington.
*Clean Energy’s Facility Modification team will engineer and implement the
necessary modifications to bring Kroger’s four vehicle maintenance bays in
Clackamas, Ore., into code compliance for natural gas vehicles.
“This is the first step in Kroger’s effort to transition our fleet to
alternative fuels,” said Kevin Dougherty, Kroger’s group vice president and
chief supply chain officer. “Converting to LNG trucks will allow us to
reinvest savings into lower prices for our customers while also benefitting
UPS Continues Largest Deployment of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Trucks in the
United States with Additional LNG and CNG Trucks
*10 additional LNG trucks will begin fueling at Clean Energy’s
Jacksonville, Fla., station and are forecasted to consume approximately
246,000 DGEs of LNG annually.
*5 additional heavy-duty CNG trucks will begin fueling at Clean Energy’s
station in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. The trucks are forecasted to
consume approximately 96,000 DGEs of CNG annually.
*Together these 15 heavy-duty natural gas trucks are forecasted to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 647 metric tons, the equivalent
of removing 134 passenger cars from the road annually.
Leading Hispanic Grocery Chain Cardenas Markets Signs Fueling Agreement with
Clean Energy to Fuel CNG Truck Fleet
*Cardenas will deploy 15 heavy-duty CNG trucks in its private fleet;
fueling throughout Clean Energy’s network in California and Nevada. Once
fully-deployed, this fleet is expected to consume approximately 300,000
DGEs of CNG per year, the equivalent of reducing greenhouse gases by
approximately 695 metric tons.
*Cardenas plans to convert its entire fleet of over 50 trucks to CNG in the
"Our customers are like family. Using a cleaner fuel like natural gas improves
the air our customers breathe and helps keep costs low. By partnering with
Clean Energy we can continue providing our customers with the value and
quality they have come to expect from Cardenas Markets," said Raul Chavez,
manager of special projects at Cardenas Markets.
Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) Awards Clean Energy Contract to Design
Mobile LNG Fueling Station Supported by Multi-year Operations, Maintenance and
LNG Fueling Contract
*Clean Energy to provide customized mobile LNG fueling station, facility
maintenance and LNG fuel for ATN’s fleet of 35 LNG buses serving the
Anaheim Resort District. The District serves theme parks, local businesses
and the surrounding community.
*The fleet is forecasted to consume approximately 490,000 DGEs of LNG per
year. This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 847
metric tons, the equivalent of removing approximately 175 passenger cars
from the road each year.
*As available, the fleet will fuel with Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable
natural gas product. Redeem is the cleanest fuel commercially available.
Up to 90 percent cleaner than gasoline and diesel, Redeem is 100 percent
renewable and available throughout California.
*ATN will continue to fuel its fleet of approximately 15 CNG buses at Clean
Energy’s public stations in Southern California.
"ATN is pleased to expand collaboration with Clean Energy as we share the same
objective to provide transportation with environmentally friendly fuels," said
Diana Kotler, Executive Director, Anaheim Transportation Network.
Refuse Clean Energy Builds Fourth CNG Station for Garden City Sanitation as it
Converts Entire Fleet to CNG
*Garden City Sanitation (GCS) San José, Calif., is converting its fleet of
nearly 50 automated garbage collection vehicles to run on CNG. Currently
23 CNG refuse trucks are in service and the entire fleet is expected to be
converted by mid-2015.
*Since earning its initial six-year collection contract with the City of
San José in 2007, GCS has been awarded an eight-year extension. Operating
natural gas vehicles has helped GCS comply with increasing emissions
standards and the City of San José’s Green Visionand Green Fleet Policy.
*Clean Energy is constructing its fourth time-fill CNG station for Garden
City Sanitation and its partners Alameda County Industries, Mission Trail
Waste Systems and Livermore Sanitation, Inc.
*Once fully-deployed, the fleet is forecasted to consume approximately
366,600 DGEs of CNG annually. This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions
by nearly 580 metric tons annually, the equivalent of removing
approximately 175 passenger cars.
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel,
depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only
reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas
emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty
vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is
The Road Ahead
An insider’s look at what this means for the Alternative Fuel Industry from
Clean Energy’s President and CEO, Andrew J. Littlefair:
It is apparent why natural gas is center-stage at this year’s Alternative
Clean Transportation Expo—it is proving to be the alternative fuel of choice
by many of the nation’s leading fleets. The first of Kroger’s LNG fleet
deployment announced yesterday joins the growing chorus of fleets making the
natural gas switch with Clean Energy. From UPS and Garden City Sanitation’s
continued nat gas rollout to ATN’s mobile LNG fueling, we’re excited to work
with our customers on CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fueling solutions that meet
About Clean EnergyFuels Corp.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the largest provider of natural gas
fuel for transportation in North America. We build and operate compressed
natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations;
manufacture CNG and LNG equipment and technologies for ourselves and other
companies; develop renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities; and
deliver more CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fuel than any other company in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.cleanenergyfuels.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions,
including without limitation, statements about the number of trucks expected
to be deployed and the amount of natural gas fuel expected to be consumed by
each of Kroger, UPS, Cardenas, ATN and Garden City Sanitation, respectively,
and the benefits of natural gas and Redeem relative to gasoline and diesel.
Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those
anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several
factors, including without limitation, the price of natural gas relative to
gasoline and diesel, and the cost and operating experience associated with
natural gas trucks. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as
of the date of this press release and, unless otherwise required by law, the
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Additionally, the
reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC (available at
www.sec.gov) contain risk factors, which may cause actual results to differ
materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.
Clean Energy Media Contact:
Patric Rayburn, 949-437-1411
Clean Energy Investor Contact:
Tony Kritzer, 949-437-1403
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